Will We Now Be Eating Genetically Modified French Fries at McDonalds?

I write this blog entry as an aside after reading a recent article in the US Times that the U.S.D.A. recently approved a genetically modified potato to be grown in the USA. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/08/business/genetically-modified-potato-from-simplot-approved-by-usda.html?_r=0 In summary the article articulates that the U.S.D.A. approved this new potato for commercial planting and that this new and improved version contains less acrylamide (which some suspect may cause cancer when fried...
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List of Why GMOs Unsafe

Genetically modified foods are more widely grown and distributed than many people realize. In fact, people don’t realize it because warning labels are not required when selling these foods. Though genetic manipulation may sound logical to some, the consequences of transforming the food is yet to be determined. I have found an interesting list of reason genetically modified foods are worrisome: Genetic engineering reduces genetic diversity. When genes are more diverse, they are more robus...
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New Test to Detect Genetically Modified Food

By 2013, farmers were growing genetically modified crops on more than 420 million acres of land across 28 countries. However, both the environmental and human safety of these crops still remains highly debated. Without long term, controlled human safety data available, this concern is certainly valid. Because of this concern, politicians, particularly in Europe, have created regulations to monitor GM products. However, in the United States, labeling of these foods is not mandated by the gover...
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